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  • TEACHING REMOTELY TO SERVE LOCAL COMMUNITIES
    August 9, 2017
    Author:
    ACT Staff
    Physician Assistants are in-demand professionals in Canada. In rural and remote communities in particular,...
  • Usability Assessment: an Unconventional Approach to the Use of Lecture Capture Software
    December 19, 2016
    Author:
    Leelan Farhan
    Usability Assessment: an Unconventional Approach to the Use of Lecture Capture Software In Dr. Colin...
  • The Anatomy Glove Learning System: From the UofT to Around the World
    December 4, 2015
    Author:
    Jonah Goldberg
    Professors Pat McKee and Anne Agur are veteran educators in the University of Toronto’s...
  • DeckChair Lets Students Cruise Through Learning
    September 30, 2015
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    Dr. Jeff Graham teaches psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, the place where...
  • How the ITIF Helped Maureen Barry
    September 4, 2015
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    Maureen Barry was used to teaching a small undergrad nursing class at U of...
  • Sim Lab: Pioneering Technology in Nursing Education
    September 4, 2015
    Author:
    Jonah Goldberg
    Professor Maureen Barry may be a nurse-educator first and foremost, but she is also...
  • Teaching a Course of 25,000 Students: Charmaine Williams’ Experiment with MOOCs
    September 4, 2015
    Author:
    Jonah Goldberg
      Imagine taking a university course with close to 25,000 students from all across the...
  • Flipping the Classroom and Making It Relevant
    September 2, 2015
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    The infinite refrain of the unwilling math student is "when am I ever going...
  • Introducing Students to Digital Humanities
    August 12, 2015
    Author:
    Ken Kongkatong
    It’s difficult to imagine a world without digital technologies. After all, in this digital...
  • COIL
    July 6, 2015
    Author:
    Ken Kongkatong
    Heather MacNeill is a doctor, but she's also a teacher. And her classes are...
  • A Smarter Proficiency Test
    July 6, 2015
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    In Canada, placing French language students in university programs is a bit more complicated...
  • Gaming in an Alternative Reality: Ballon’s vision of making Mental Health Known
    June 8, 2015
    Author:
    Gillian Grossman
    Back in 2006, Dr. Bruce Ballon, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry...
  • Vascular Invaders
    May 4, 2015
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    Jodie Jenkinson, a Biomedical Communications professor at UTM, has a track record of success...
  • Visualizing Inside Computers
    May 4, 2015
    Author:
    Ken Kongkatong
    Computers are seemingly used by everyone and almost everywhere. And yet, while the digital...
  • Learning Pain in a Painless Way: Judith Hunter’s Building Blocks for Success
    February 10, 2015
    Author:
    Gillian Grossman
    Almost a decade ago in 2006, Judith Hunter, a professor of Physical Therapy at...
  • Oral Pathology Education Project Save Time, Money and Leads to Better Outcomes
    February 2, 2015
    Author:
    Ken Kongkatong
    Whether it’s piloting a virtual aircraft on the X-Plane or allowing people with disabilities...
  • For First-Year Dentists, A Virtual Toothscape
    February 2, 2015
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    When U of T Dentistry Professor Dorothy McComb won an ITIF grant as she...
  • The Physiology of Teaching: Chris Perumalla’s Decade of Simplifying Complex Topics
    December 3, 2014
    Author:
    Gillian Grossman
    For almost a decade, the Faculty of Medicine physiologist Dr. Chris Perumalla, has been...
  • Evolving From Wikis: Clare Brett’s Work Keeps Pace with Educational Technology Change
    December 1, 2014
    Author:
    Ken Kongkatong
    From the idea of ‘cooperation without coordination’ arising from social sites such as GitHub...
  • Moving Microscopes Online
    November 12, 2014
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    Microscopes are nothing if not a symbol of scientific progress. If someone is using...
  • Teaching with Video Games
    November 12, 2014
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    The beginning of the millennium was a famous time for video gaming. Sony's PS2...
  • Solving the Technological Learning Gap
    November 12, 2014
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    If you've ever seen a mock-up drawing of what people in the past thought...
  • Holograms at the Intersection of Art and Science
    November 12, 2014
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    If I told you that the practice of holography produces holograms, well, technically, I'd...
  • Building Better Websites with ITIF
    October 1, 2014
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    Sian Meikle has also been involved in two other projects with the Provost’s Instructional...
  • Bringing Library Resources to Blackboard
    October 1, 2014
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    The Provost’s Instructional Technology Fund is supposed to be the gear that sets great...
  • MyMedia: Developing U of T's YouTube
    October 1, 2014
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    Four years ago, the H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic made its way around Canada, approaching...
  • A Better Way to Teach Art
    October 1, 2014
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    It was 1998, and Gordon Belray, working for the Department of Art slide library,...
  • Games That Never Went Out of Style
    October 1, 2014
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    BIOME wasn’t the only project that Corey Goldman collaborated with the ITIF fund to...
  • U of T’s First Social Network Casts a Long Shadow
    October 1, 2014
    Author:
    Aaron Yellin
    Before Facebook, and before Reddit, there was BIOME—the social networking site at U of...
  • Connecting with Students through Webinars
    November 13, 2013
    Author:
    Sofia Luu
    Don Boyes is a senior lecturer with the Department of Geography and Program in...